[Qgis-user] jumping scale
a.neumann at carto.net
Fri Mar 13 11:29:04 EDT 2009
My vote is against fixing the scale when panning, because obviously with
some projections the map scale must change during panning, and QGIS
behaves correct in this respect.
It is better to educate and assist users in handling units and projections
correctly. Both are essential in GIS. When driving a car you also need to
know what you fill in: in a Diesel car you should not fill in unleaded gaz
or vice versa. Likewise in GIS it is very essential that you know
projection/units of your data.
Which means, you need a minimum of GIS know-how to handle a GIS correctly.
Otherwise you should not use GIS. GIS can do harm if people use it
incorrectly or interpret results incorrectly, or trust QGIS without
challenging/questioning the results. Same applies to other GIS of course,
or even Google Earth in this respect.
Just my opinion,
On Fri, March 13, 2009 3:27 pm, Richard Duivenvoorde wrote:
> Carson Farmer wrote:
>>>> This behaviour is normal if the project works with an unprojected CRS
>>>> such as the default WGS-84, because the scale differs in each point
>>>> of the canvas. The canvas would has to be re-zoomed while panning to
>>>> keep the fixed scale. But isn't.
>>>> However the problem doesn't concern projected CRSes, so just set your
>>>> project CRS to any (say the Dutch 28992), enable on-the-fly and the
>>>> scale should remain fixed.
>>> I tried to set up a project in epsg:28992 and load a shape in 28992,
>>> but still have 'jumping scales' (though it indeed looks like in the
>>> North-South direction the jumps are much larger then in West-East
>>> Should I file a bug for this?
>> I still don't think you should file a bug, as epsg: 28992 is an oblique
>> stereographic projection. This means it is a conformal projection (i.e.
>> it preserves angles). It does not preserve distances or areas, and so
>> the scale will vary. You are best to use some sort of equidistant
> Hi All,
> Borys is right. If besides setting the projection to epsg:28992 I ALSO
> set the units to meters it works as I want to (that is: being able to
> zoom to a more or less fixed zoomlevel and use that zoomlevel for
> Don't know how this relates to the terms Carson mentioned.
> I still think things go wrong somewhere, even if there is a change in
> style for geograpic projections, then still the jumps I see are too
> large I think.
> And setting both project and data projection to epsg:28992 (in which
> indeed every number is a meter), it's still strange that apparently qgis
> does the math in degrees for the scale-indicator? And helping qgis by
> setting it to meters it's all right?
> But I'm not too much into geodesy too know when exactly the scales
> SHOULD jump.
> Thanks for your help all!
> Richard Duivenvoorde
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